Nexus One sales for first 74 days

Flurry has posted an update of their sales results for the Google Nexus One mobile phone, compared with the iPhone first generation and the Motorola Droid.  Flurry compared the first 74 days, day 74 marked the day when the first iPhone broke 1 million units sold, between the devices.

Based on the statistics from Flurry, Nexus One has roughly sold 135,000 units in the firs 74 days, compared to the iPhone and the Droid, selling 1 million units each in the same amount of time.  Early sales in the first week and the first month for the Nexus One were showing slow sales.

One reasons for the slow sales for the Nexus One is distribution.  Only having T-Mobile as the only carrier, with a contract, for the Nexus One limits its reach to consumers.  However, consumers can buy an unlocked Nexus One for use on AT&T and Rogers Wireless (Canada) for $529.00 US.

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Flurry is an application based statistic that records the active number of unique users, when consumers use applications on their mobile device.  Actual sales figures may vary.

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It's hard to judge the sales, most people are locked into contracts at the moment and do not want to pay the early termination fees. I know several people who are still locked into a contract with AT&T from their iPhone and just waiting to switch. The N1 is an excellent phone!

Sales may not be that high for the N1, but I would like to see what happens once the phone is available for all carriers. Given that Google hasn't run any tv ad's for the phone I would say that it hasn't done that bad.

BTW I own a N1. Best phone I have ever had. I didn't have to hack the phone, but I am running the latest Cyanogen mod on it and an updated radio firmware that hasn't hit as an OTA update. For those interested in the Desire (for sense UI) there is an N1 mod in development based on the rom for the desire.. so the N1 will have sense UI.

The number of N1 devices sold has no effect on N1 owners. The benefit of an open platform is that it can be featured on several devices by several phone manufacturers, so there will always be new apps. People appreciative having exclusivity.

What is important is how quickly the Android Platform has gained market share, and it may overtake Palm Pre soon.

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Hardly comparable business model, two phones highly subsidized with massive ads campaign versus one phone released without ads (tech media coverage only), and that people have to pay full price for it (very few qualified for upgrade).

BUT the Nexus is absolutely incredible, Google should really get it into stores (walmart, bestbuy or whatever), because, once you try it it's hard to not like it. Disclosure.. I have one

Ikshaar said,
Hardly comparable business model, two phones highly subsidized with massive ads campaign versus one phone released without ads (tech media coverage only), and that people have to pay full price for it (very few qualified for upgrade).

BUT the Nexus is absolutely incredible, Google should really get it into stores (walmart, bestbuy or whatever), because, once you try it it's hard to not like it. Disclosure.. I have one

I just wish other Android phone makers would upgrade the OS across all their phones. Having some on 1.5 and others at 2.1 is really hurting Android IMO. *cough*Motorola*cough*

Edited by RangerLG, Mar 17 2010, 2:33pm :

Saul Goodman said,
Didn't the iPhone 3G & 3GS both sell 1 million units in the first weekend?

i too want an explanation.

As said earlier the marketing would have played a huge role in how well this phone did. The iPhone and the Droid had considerably more advertising then the Nexus 1 and that is reflected in the sales figures.

kiwi89 said,
As said earlier the marketing would have played a huge role

And availability. Had the Nexus One not been restricted to a select few countries, this number would be much, much higher.

Google's advertising in this case is 'word of mouth' and considering their reputation, works very well.

DeltaFalcon said,

And availability. Had the Nexus One not been restricted to a select few countries, this number would be much, much higher.

Google's advertising in this case is 'word of mouth' and considering their reputation, works very well.

yes,because limited availability destroyed the iphone's initial sal-waitttttt.

I think the Desire will very quickly outsell the Nexus One in the UK seeing as the Desire is going to be released on contract before the N1.

I'd say that the Desire is more likely to be a challenger to the iPhone that the Nexus One has been thus far (despite almost identical hardware). I'll certainly be getting one at the end of this month/begging of April.

As far as I know, there wasn't much consumer awareness of the nexus one device. The Droid and iPhone both are heavily advertised.

Notwithstanding, on March 23, I will be ordering a Verizon-compatible Nexus One.

Brent1700 said,
wait, hold on. The iPhone sold 1,000,000 at $600 each. So Apple made $600,000,000 in the like 2 months?? OMG! That's crazy!

No, the iPhones come with a contract - it wasn't available to purchase outright at the time of launch. Either way, Apple still made a lot of money - as did AT&T at the time.

Brent1700 said,
wait, hold on. The iPhone sold 1,000,000 at $600 each. So Apple made $600,000,000 in the like 2 months?? OMG! That's crazy!

If Apple can build it and sell it for free then yes, Apple made half a billion but it is not the case.